About Geja's Café
Romantic fondue dining & nightly flamenco & classical guitar music draw diners to this cozy café. Entree fondues include shrimp, scallops, lobster, chicken & beef in various combinations. Please be aware that for their safety, children under the age of 10 are not permitted at Geja's. Booth requests will be noted, but can not guaranteed.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (last seating at 9:30pm);
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (last seating at 10:30pm);
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (last seating at 10:30pm);
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (last seating at 8:30pm)
Lincoln and Clark
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a parking lot at 2021 N. Clark.
Brown Line to Sedgewick / North
Private Party Facilities:
Geja's Cafe can accommodate private parties from 6 to 50 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Michelle Collopy: 7732819101x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Winemaker Dinners
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Geja's Café Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding service and outstanding food ...
Outstanding service and outstanding food! We have been coming for years to celebrate just about every occasion, and this was no exception. The management is friendly (Michelle) and the waitstaff is attentive. We always get the original sauces to compliment the "usual" sauces, as it just provides more options and more great tastes. A very robust wine list to choose from. Can't say enough about Geja's: If you like fondue, there isn't anywhere even close in the city (or anywhere else for that matter).
A favorite spot for celebrations big and ...
A favorite spot for celebrations big and small. Every visit feels like an event where you are transported to another country for a culinary experience. (The ever-present, live, classical guitar player is foundational to this experience.) Not particularly fancy, dinner at Gejas' Cafe always feels special. Fondue is just fun and offers an opportunity for original "slow food" and a meal focused on the participants as well as the food. Their traditional three courses of cheese, hot oil and chocolate means there's always something new and tasty just around the corner. The pattern of "spear--dip--eat" forced a new, slower-paced eating pattern on my 10-year-old nephew while opening up space for conversation with everyone at the table. So even though there are probably fancier, more "inventive" and newer fondue restaurants out there, we will always return to Gejas--like a much anticipated family reunion--whenever the opportunity arises. It speaks to food, fun and fellowship in ways few other restaurants do.
I enjoy dining at Geja even though some ...
I enjoy dining at Geja even though some things should be better. On this occasion two particulars kept me from ranking it higher. One was that I ordered a second glass of wine and was given a completely different one than the one I ordered. The second was that the flame on our main pot went out and we had to request that it be re-lit, which took a long time. Our main server did not come to check on us for a while and so we had to wait a long time before we finally asked someone else to light it again, which they did. As a general rule the service is attentive but on this occasion it was not.
Geja's proved to be a great place to tak ...
Geja's proved to be a great place to take my family for a special "activity" dining experience. The whole group really enjoyed the ability to work together creating wonderful bites of food while still being able to hear our entire conversation. We all loved it.
I always love going to Geja's. I love th ...
I always love going to Geja's. I love the decor, the live guitar performances, and the amazing cheese fondue! I already recommended this restaurant to people. One "not so good" experience I had this time was that my husband accidentally spilled his glass of sangria and the waitress looked upset, when we apologized and thanked her for cleaning it up, she didn't say anything and didn't even look at us. Maybe she was having a bad day.
Geja's Café puts fun into eating, energ ...
Geja's Café puts fun into eating, energizes your relationships and makes a special occasion a memorable event--all at the same time. The fun has its price, but everyone understands and appreciates the gift of Geja.
Everything was perfect but the differenc ...
Everything was perfect but the difference was our server who was outstanding! She made us feel comfortable and her timing was excellent. Gejas Cafe was so wonderful our server and everything from food to music to ambiance made our anniversary special. Thank you Gejas!
Nostalgic dinner, but ruined by maitre d ...
Nostalgic dinner, but ruined by maitre de attitude. Our daughter was caught in traffic and did not join us for Fathers day dinner until all the food was cleared. We were still charged a sharing fee. The seafood was good, the beef tough, and the salad not fresh.
I'm not a big fan of fondue using oil wh ...
I'm not a big fan of fondue using oil which is the standard at this place. Gives the food a different taste. Not bad. Just different. I did not care for the red lighting which I would assume serves a purpose of helping with night blindness and still allows you to see a menu without having the mood killing bright lights of normal restaurants. That would be my least part of this place. Selection is very impressive: meats and seafoods very fresh. Cheese for fondue very tasty and selections for dipping are also marvelous. I think their main entree portions could be larger (meats and seafood) but otherwise I was not hungry when I left. Chocolate course for dessert was divine!
This is a great place to take your lover or someone who likes to dine in a mysterious setting. We were privy to live guitar music which only added depth to the Spanish theme of the restaurant. I like this place and you will too. Prices are reasonable for city dining.
Went here as a "date night" event with m ...
Went here as a "date night" event with my wife while we were travelling on business to Chicago. Great find! We do enjoy the fondue experience. We got the full menu selections of Cheese, Meats/Vegetables, and Dessert (chocolate). This was a lot of food - and our server was outstanding - as we let him pair wines with each of our courses - and the overall experience was fantastic. My only issue was that the tables were extremely close, and some of the other table conversations got loud - which didn't help with the otherwise romantic atmosphere. If you can handle the later reservation times - as the other patrons left - the restaurant got more intimate.
Very cool how the dinner "packages" incl ...
Very cool how the dinner "packages" include both an appetizer and a dessert. Like that very much. The appy & desserts were terrific, but I was a little underwhelmed with the entree. It didn't seem like there was much meat, for one, and it was a little uncomfortable/scary to be given the task of cooking raw meat ourselves.
My wife and I had looked forward to visiting Geja's for a long time and hoped for a romantic dinner for our anniversary when we booked it on Open Table. When we arrived we were seated in the middle of the room, elbow to elbow with other couples giving us no ability to talk without others hearing every word. Moreover, we were treated like cars on an assembly line churning the tables as fast as possible. Had the food been great, we might have let it all slide but it was good but a bad value given the prices.
Having heard such wonderful things about the place, we were very very disappointed and will not return... And recommend others not make the same mistake we did!
Fun in Chicago!
Visiting Chicago with family and had a wonderful time which included Gejas for one of our dinner meals. The waitress did great explaining everything regarding the fondue process. Our meal was delicious from the first glass of wine and cheese appetizer all the way to the chocolate dessert. The live music is nice and the restrooms are clean. We have been here before and always have had a great experience. We will be back again! Thank you Gejas!
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